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Drachm of Thasos with Silenos abducting nymph

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Obverse: Nude Silenos abducting a nymph. Reverse: Mill-sail incuse square.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 410/9–350 B.C.

Mint

Thasos, Thrace (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0858.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.19 gm.

Accession Number

11.1779

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins